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Budget 2015: Read the fine print
Budget 2015: Read the fine print

Although Budget 2015 has delivered some good news for small business, the South African Institute for Professional Accountants (SAIPA) says it's not all good news, particularly for those who run their own consultancies. And, according to SAIPA tax expert Ettiene Retief, there's some bad news hiding in the annexures for companies that do business abroad.

26 Feb 2015 11:16

South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text
South Africa's Budget 2015: the full text

Read the full text of South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural national Budget speech, the fifth in the country's democratic Parliament, delivered on 25 February 2015.

26 Feb 2015 07:59

Reshuffle follows resignation of Knysna Tourism Board's chairman
Reshuffle follows resignation of Knysna Tourism Board's chairman

Jo Melville, the chairman of the Knysna Tourism Board, has recently resigned, giving a 'conflict of interests' as one of her reasons.

24 Feb 2015 14:04

IHG and Pernod Ricard team up for BAR150 programme
IHG and Pernod Ricard team up for BAR150 programme

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has partnered Pernod Ricard to launch its BAR150 programme, celebrating 150 years of mixology, in which its hotel bars will serve a new menu of signature cocktails, complemented by a range of appetising bar snacks.

24 Feb 2015 13:48

5 Rooms awakens the senses
5 Rooms awakens the senses

In the valley of the Constantiaberg Green Belt in Cape Town, you'll find a gem of a place, The Alphen Hotel. Hidden within is the intimate 5 Rooms Restaurant at which I recently had the privilege of dining.

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2015 10:38

How social media impacts on travel
How social media impacts on travel

As more people go digital, the avenues by which they communicate have evolved. First it was the telephone and then came electronic mail and now the fastest, most accessible way to interface with friends and loved ones is here to stay. Social media has made its way into the hearts and minds of the younger and older generations and it is not going away in the near future.

23 Feb 2015 10:54

MSC Cruises announces appointment to strenghten Geneva-based team
MSC Cruises announces appointment to strenghten Geneva-based team

MSC Cruises SA, the world's fourth largest cruise line and market leader in the Mediterranean, announced a new senior appointment that further strengthens the company's Geneva-based global management team, led by Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and CEO Gianni Onorato. Luca Biondolillo will become MSC Cruises' Chief Communications Officer (CCO), starting 2 March 2015.

23 Feb 2015 10:34

Kirstenbosch attracts one million visitors
Kirstenbosch attracts one million visitors

Attaining the historic milestone for attracting more than one million visitors during 2014, has secured Cape Town's Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden the status as one of the most important tourist attractions in South Africa.

23 Feb 2015 08:17